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Kobo eReader Touch

Kobo eReader Touch

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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

100
IGMcMillan
As a Canadian, the Kobo eReader Touch is the clear choice. The available titles...read more
70
klock379
overall a respectable ereader. Just a few gripes.Battery does not seem to last...read more
90
tellerink
This product is amazing! image clarity is perfect, speed is amazing. never lagged...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
75
Average Critic Score
 
70
PC World
This slim, lightweight e-reader is eminently pocketable and has a responsive touchscreen, but it lacks the finesse of its competition.
 
70
CNET
Though the Kobo eReader Touch Edition doesn't quite measure up to the Nook Touch or the Kindle, it's a respectable and affordable touch-screen e-reader with a lot of pluses.
 
80
Engadget
Had Barnes & Noble not introduced [the nook] and beaten Kobo to market, the eReader would be a serious contender for the title of the best devoted e-book reader on the market. As it stands, however, the device can't quite match up to the competition.
 
80
TechCrunch
If you don’t need 3G or the other perks of the Kindle ecosystem, and just want a straightforward e-book reading device, this Kobo could be a good match.
 
70
TechRadar
The Kobo eReader Touch is an interesting and desirable alternative to the Kindle Touch - and unlike Amazon's touchscreen ereader, you can buy one in Britain. It's much more desirable than the entry-level Kindle, and if you're considering an ereader it should definitely be on your shortlist.
 
80
Pocket-Lint
Overall a great little ebook reader and we'll worth considering if you want an alternative to Amazon's offering.